The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.
Isaac and I make salmon all the time, and while my clean eating balsamic salmon recipe is our go-to, I decided to switch things up and try something new. It turned out to be absolutely delicious! Maybe even better than the balsamic salmon?! There’s something about the salty and sweet flavor combo ¡ª it works on just about anything.
For this marinade I started with the sweet and salty components ¡ª tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) and pure maple syrup, but also added a few extras to shake things up ¡ª garlic, fresh ginger, and a splash of lemon juice. Most of the sauce is used to marinate the salmon and the rest is used as a glaze after it’s cooked. It gives the fish a pop of flavor without being too overpowering.
One thing I love about seafood is that most of it cooks really quickly, and this salmon is no exception. Once you’ve marinated the fish for 20 to 30 minutes, you broil it for less than 10 minutes, and it comes out of the oven piping hot and flaky, ready to be paired with some veggies for a full meal.
Gotta love a dinner option that’s not only healthy, but also easy and fast to prepare!
2 6-ounce salmon filets2 tablespoons reduced sodium tamari (or soy sauce)2 tablespoons maple syrup1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice1 clove garlic, minced1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger